Nebraska Residency

Nebraska Residency Requirements

It is important that students who are making plans to attend the University and who are not Nebraska residents are familiar with the effect residency policies may have on their financial preparation for attending the University.

All students who are not graduates of an accredited Nebraska high school will automatically be classified as non-residents. Students who qualify for any of the residency categories listed below should complete and return the University's "Application for Residency Classification for Tuition Purposes" within the time frame indicated on the application.

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Individuals seeking to establish resident status for tuition purposes, who are subject to the one (1) year minimum requirement, must be able to demonstrate they have established homes in Nebraska at least one (1) year prior to the time they apply for resident status. Acceptable documentation for verifying the one (1) year residence period is listed in Section III of the Application for Residence Classification for Tuition Purposes

An individual who moves to Nebraska primarily to enroll in a post-secondary institution in Nebraska will be considered a non-resident for tuition purposes for the duration of his or her attendance.

Enrolling more than half time (7 semester hours or more) any term at a university, college or community college in Nebraska during the 12 months immediately preceding the term for which residency classification is sought will be considered strong evidence that an individual moved to Nebraska primarily to enroll in a post-secondary institution in Nebraska. The student would therefore be considered a non-resident for tuition purposes for the duration of his or her attendance at the University of Nebraska Medical Center.

Common criteria for classification as a resident for tuition purposes include (others listed on application):

It is the responsibility of the student to submit a copy of his or her tribal card to the Office of Admissions if she or he wants to be considered a resident for tuition purposes. Students who do not provide this documentation will be determined to be non-residents without further notification.

Arapho

Hidatsa

Missouri

Sac and Fox

Arikara

Jicarilla Apache

Omaha

Dakota Sioux

Northern Cheyenne

Iowa

Otoe

Lakota Sioux

Southern Cheyenne

Kickapoo

Pawnee

Nakota Sioux

Comanche

Kiowa

Ponca

Santee Sioux

Crow

Mandan

Potawatomie

Winnebago

If you have questions, you can email Student Services or phone at 402-559-4199.